A new project to be launched by the WWF Nedbank Green Trust, in partnership with Indigo Development and Change, focuses on developing the capacities of small-scale farmers in the Suid Bokkeveld in order to allow them to farm more wisely in the face of climate change and to promote stewardship to sustain the area’s unique biodiversity and ecosystems.
Temperatures range from over 40 degrees in the summer to below zero in the winter in the Suid Bokkeveld, Northern Cape and climate change is making these temperatures even more intense.
“The intention of the project is that at least 20 small-scale farmers undergo extensive training in Climate Wise Agriculture (CWA). They will test out climate wise approaches to farming in trial plots on local farms that will be set up for evaluating and monitoring alternative practices in order to develop location-specific strategies for sustainable agriculture,” says Shannon Parring, Director of Indigo Development and Change.
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